Tag Archives: prison

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

TweetThe Department of Justice supports the inclusion of Alaska tribes in VAWA jurisdiction. Text with bell hooks. Kind of. Deaf inmate denied sign-language interpreters. Alternative Father’s Day cards. Surprise! People don’t understand how racism works. Very Important Feminist News.   Tweet
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ACLU releases report on women in solitary confinement

Tweet Yesterday the ACLU released a new report, Worse Than Second-Class, on women prisoners held in solitary confinement. Through surveys of prison practices and testimony from women who have spent time in solitary, the report presents a picture of institutional violence not only perpetrated against women at skyrocketing rates but which harms them in unique [...]
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How the Connecticut Department of Children & Families is failing a trans girl of color

TweetEditor’s note: This is a guest contribution from Chase Strangio. Chase is a Staff Attorney with the LGBT & AIDS Project of the American Civil Liberties Union and the co-founder of the Lorena Borjas Community Fund. Jessica* is a 16 year-old transgender girl. She has been in and out of the foster care and juvenile [...]
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The Feministing Five: Lovisa Stannow

Tweet The next time you are looking forward a wonder woman, look no further than Lovoisa Stannow. An established activist and current executive director of Just Detention International, she upholds an extraordinarily difficult yet vital mission — to help end sexual abuse in prisons. In her words, “its the idea that no one should suffer from [...]
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Photo of the Day: Raising Children in Prison

Tweet This shot is part of a beautiful photo essay from Deepa Fernandes (reporting) and Mae Ryan (photography) at Southern California Public Radio explores the lives of some women in prison, in particular the lucky few who get to help raise their children while incarcerated. Tweet
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